Arcane finally has a streaming date for its second season, two years after Netflix renewed the League of Legends-based series. The bad news? It’ll arrive on the streaming platform in November… 2024. Fans will have to wait one more year before they can see the next installment of the story that centers around sisters and rivals, Vi and Jinx. Riot’s former CEO Nicolo Laurent did say in an interview earlier this year that season two won’t be ready until 2024. He explained that the company didn’t expect the show to be so successful, so the developer, along with French animation studio Fortiche, started on the second season later than they should have.
Last year, the show became the first streaming series to win an animated Emmy award, beating out more established rivals, such as Rick and Morty and What If…? Arcane was universally praised by critics for its storyline and animation, and it was also well-received among viewers, even those who don’t play LoL. Arcane creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee said that the series was always going to be about Vi and Jinx even though the game has more than 150 champions. Their background as sisters who grew into bitter rivals with opposing stance, fighting for opposite sides, after all, make for an intriguing plot. “The fact that Jinx and Vi’s relationship is a bit of a mystery from the outset allows us to sort of satisfy both [fans of the game and new audiences],” Linke told Engadget.
Netflix has released a very short teaser for the show’s second season, but it’ll likely publish longer trailers over the next few months as we get closer to its release date. Actors Hailee Steinfeld and Ella Purnell are expected to reprise their roles as Vi and Jinx, respectively, along with Katie Leung as Caitlyn Kiramman.
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